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Over the past few years, the face of medical technologies has seen tremendous changes. The use of App Store along with iPhones has also changed significantly. There are several apps that healthcare professionals should consider downloading to help them on their day to day activities.
Besides the medical apps, there are other non-medical apps for physicians, which when configured appropriately, can be applied in the medical field.
Here is a list of the top 10 apps that dominate the free Medical Apps in the App Store for physicians, medical students or any other professional in the healthcare related field.
Feedly is an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader application that works across most browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Safari as well as mobile devices that run Android and IOS. It presents website content in an easy to read format from a variety of sources and medical practitioners can customize the display of the information and share it with others. Medical professionals can access great information written by the rest of the community members in the field and be enlightened.
Evernote is an app that’s available on several devices including Web, Android, iPhone, Desktop and iPad among many others that allows you to capture anything. It is used extensively to store PDF files and keeping track of medical notes by physicians. You can use Evernote to take pictures of your handouts or store Trauma protocols the hospital is working on. Simply put, this app prevents you from having to carry with you, paper documents.
This was released to the App Store in the summer of 2009, and has eclipsed several free medical apps with its recent updates. The app has a reference section with 6,000 generic, OTC and brand drugs in addition to a drug checker. The recent update of the app sees an addition of a Disease and Condition section that contains very useful information with pictures and videos.
DropBox maintains a folder on your iPhone which is synced automatically over the internet. With this app, you can store all your medical files, ranging from your medical literature PDF files to other documents, photos and your Grand Rounds presentations. You can access all these files using the free Dropbox on your iPhone or any other mobile device.
5. Skyscape Medical Resources
This app provides a collection of medical information as well as a decision for healthcare professionals. Some of the resources include evidence based clinical information on symptoms and diseases, RxDrugs, Medical Calculator, an up-to-date Med Alert drug information and Archimedes.
The Snellen EyeChart is an eye chart that is used by healthcare professionals to measure visual acuity. This iPhone app is held at 4’ for rough acuity, but the original chart is usually placed at 20’.
Epocrates is one of the most trusted application in the field of medicine and is widely used in med schools and institutions. Its recent version, the Epocrates RX, has drug interactions and information, pill identifier and a medical calculator, a feature that even Medscape lacks. It allows you to view continually updated clinical data.
This is a free iPhone medical calculator that provides professionals access to several medical formulas and scores. It among the most popular medical calculators in the App Store. Other features include support for SI units, custom overlaid controls, lists of recently used equations and bibliographic reference for formulas.
9. Medical Radio
This is a ReachMd product. Medical Radio is popularly known for its XM satellite-Radio broadcast feeds of medical information, with feeds available through the app. The app allows users to keep up-to-date with the changing clinical guidelines.
This app is mainly for medical students. It displays short descriptions from over 1600 medical eponyms, for example Virchow’s node, Sheehan’s syndrome. It is a free learning iPhone app for medical students.
Josie is a passionate blogger about new medical technologies and works alongside of healthcare companies such as Admedus.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, February 10, 2014
You probably know that your iPad goes way beyond just a computing and entertainment device. You also likely know that your iPad helps you become more productive. But, do you know that your iPad can connect to real world things and end up enhancing their potential and your pleasure? No? Okay, here’s how:
You Can Connect Your iPad To Your HDTV
Do you want your iPad to display your HDTV’s programs? Well, all you have to do is buy Apple’s Digital AV Adapter, which allows you to plug your tablet into your TV (in the HDMI port). But then this is a “wired” option. If you want to go wireless, you should buy AppleTV and use the AirPlay feature to beam its display on your iPad.
You Can Stream Music and Movies On Your Tablet
Use iTunes’ HomeSharing feature to play music and movies that are stored on your PC or laptop on your iPad. HomeShare does not require you to load the data on your iPad, thereby helping you save on drive space. Once you become an advanced user, you can even stream data from PC to iPad to TV.
You Can Send Faxes From Your iPad
Yeah, you can! And you don’t have to plug your iPad to a fax device. All you have to do is download an email to fax app and bingo, you can send and receive faxes (national and international) while on the go. Of course, such apps charge a nominal monthly fee – so download one only if you are a mobile faxer.
You Can Use Your iPad as a Second Computer Monitor
To do this, download the iDisplay app. iDisplay costs $5 and is intended for folks who require two monitors to check on critical data such as stock market charts, research data laid out in many columns, etc. I have seen gamers buy this app to watch the beauty of blood and gore on two screens – I find this unnecessary. Anyway, use your judgment – it’s your money!
You Can Strum A Guitar On Your Tablet
To do this, you have to work with iRig, an innovative app that allows you to plug your guitar into your iPad and play it on the screen. The app includes a pre-amp, which improves the tone and free software (AmpliTube) that simulates an amp and comes equipped with two sound effects – Noise Filter and Delay. You also get the Distortion effect when you register the app. Other effects can be purchased for up to $4.99 each.
You Can Print Documents From Your iPad
You have to download AirPrint, a nifty app that allows you to print documents on compatible printers. And, don’t worry, the app supports many printers and chances are that it will work for you. If your printer isn’t AirPrint-compatible, don’t worry (again) – chances are that it is wireless and that means you may be able to print from your beloved tablet.
Aside from these I also use FiOS Mobile, which allows me to control cable TV from my iPad. No more button-filled remotes for me!
This is how I connect my iPad with offline real-world things and increase my fun and knowledge.
What’s your iPad story?
Michael T. Keller is a tech-buff living with his wife and two sons in Milwaukee, WI. He believes in the power of technology and on a paperless environment.
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, January 3, 2014
The Type of iPad You Have
There are two kinds of iPad on the market and you need to know which one you have. The type of iPad that you have will determine the type of Internet on the go that you can use. The first type of iPad that you are able to get is the 3G and 4G enabled iPad. The second is the Wi-Fi only iPad.
When you have an enabled iPad you will be able to use a range of different Internet on the go options. There is one particular option that you can only use with this type of iPad. These are the iPad Micro SIM deals. To use these deals you will have to have an iPad that can read the SIM card you are getting. iPad Minis use a nano SIM rather than a micro SIM.
With a Wi-Fi only iPad you can also choose from a range of different options. However, you might find yourself slightly limited when it comes to connecting on the go. You should technically consider all of this before you purchase the iPad.
Connecting with Wi-Fi Hotspots
One of the ways that you will be able to get broadband on the go with both types of iPad is through the use of Wi-Fi hotspots. There are more and more hotspots in the UK and abroad. When you use this connection you will be connecting your iPad to a Wi-Fi signal that is hosted by someone else. The wireless signal could be free or part of a subscription network.
Many restaurants and coffee houses will have free Wi-Fi for their customers. This is the same with a number of hotels and pubs. In many city centres you will be able to find free and paid for hotspot areas. The hotspots that you have to pay for will generally be free for certain people. These people will be existing customers of the company that is hosting the hotspot. This means that if there is an O2 hotspot, customers with O2 will be able to use this for free while other people may have to pay for this.
The problem with relying on hotspots is that they are not everywhere. You have to know where the hotspot is or hope that there is going to be one where you are going.
The Use of Sim Only Deals
One of the most common ways that iPad users are able to connect to the Internet on the go is through SIM only broadband deals. These deals will only work with the enabled iPad because they are the only ones that are able to use the SIM card on offer. When you get one of these deals you will have a SIM card that you insert into the iPad. The iPad will read the SIM card and connect you to the appropriate network.
The amount of data and the speeds that you are going to be getting are determined by the deal and the provider you are using. There are two different mobile broadband networks that you can connect to and they are the 3G and 4G networks. Of course, you have to ensure that the iPad you have will be able to connect to the network you are looking at.
It is possible to use comparison websites like uSwitch to determine the best SIM only deal for you. When you look at these deals you have to consider the coverage of the provider and the amount of data that you are going to be getting.
Using a Mi-Fi Device
Another way that you will be able to connect to the internet using both types of iPad is though the use of a Mi-Fi device. These devices work as a portable modem and router for mobile broadband. When you use the Mi-Fi device you are going to be connecting to the mobile broadband signal through a Wi-Fi connection.
The SIM card that you need to connect to mobile broadband will be placed in the Mi-Fi device. The device will then read the SIM card and connect to the mobile broadband network. Once this has been done the device will emit a cloud of wireless signal that allows you to connect to the mobile broadband. This is often considered to be the best option for people who have an iPad that is Wi-Fi only.
The reason for this is that people who have an enabled iPad feel that the Mi-Fi device is an unnecessary step between them and the broadband. It is possible to find a range of different deals for the Mi-Fi device. There are many providers who offer these devices to their customers. There are also a number of generic devices that you will be able to get. When you purchase a generic device you will be able to use a SIM card from any provider in it.
Tethering Your Smart Phone
The last option that you have to get Internet on the go with an iPad is to tether the iPad to your smart phone. When you do this you are going to be transforming your smart phone into a mobile hotspot and allowing the iPad to connect to mobile broadband through a wireless signal. However, this is considered to be a final option for many people.
The reason for this is that many mobile networks do not allow it, and it also consumes a lot of batter. It is possible that your battery will be depleted very quickly when you use your phone in this manner.
Phil Turner wanted to see what options he had for getting Internet connectivity on his new iPad, so he visited uSwitch.com where he read about iPad Mini SIM deals.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Samsung has emerged as a pretty potent contender in the tablet market. Samsung has a lot more to offer in terms of variety, but its most recent masterpiece is the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. This tablet runs Android OS and has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (299 PPI), placing it at the top of the market. Its 8MP camera will make capturing high quality photos and video easy, to be enjoyed on a 16:9 display that’s perfect for watching HD videos.
Android tablets like Samsung’s tend to be more developer friendly than user-friendly. This has obvious pros and cons. On the bright side, developers have a lot more freedom to program interesting and innovative apps that are one of the main reasons for the need of a tablet. On the other hand, technical issues inhibit Samsung tablets from running as smoothly as its Apple counterpart, and it is more prone to lag.
If you’re wondering why this has become such a contender, it’s because of its most unique feature: the S Pen stylus. Running on Wacom technology it allows for easy writing or drawing and amazing sensitivity. The other benefit is its price, which is a lot lower than the iPad without sacrificing too much in terms of specs, design and performance.
Ultimately, it’s up to the consumer to decide which would most benefit them. The iPad is reliable and trendy, fast, simple and beautifully designed. If you’re willing to spend some extra money for it, then it is money well spent as it’ll make for a great tablet. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something that’s almost or just as good as the iPad but aren’t willing to spend too much money, than a Samsung tablet won’t disappoint. Whichever one you decide on buying, both of these brands are top of the market and their tablets will help keep you organised and entertained.
Adrian Rodriguez is a freelance writer and technology enthusiast who is tossing up with the latest of the two models right now. Adrian uses Flexirent for tablet and computer rentals, so he can try before he buys.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On 13th November 2013, a jury was picked to begin assessing the total value that Samsung owes to Apple. However, this will be a minor proceeding when compared to the much larger case due to take place in March. That trial will examine newer products which have been only recently released onto the global market, while the November case dates back several years to products that have since been discontinued in parts of the world. Although the case is one of copyright infringement, it’s clear that money lies at the heart of it. In both cases the jury will ultimately have to decide whether Apple actually lost any financial revenue due to Samsung products. Apple became the most popular mobile phone manufacturer when it established the IPhone in 2007, but completion has been fierce ever since, and Samsung’s smartphones sales eclipsed that of Apple in 2011.
This feud has been described by some observers as pointless and petty. After all, who is really going to win in this case? Both sides are spending their time battling in court over past products when they should be focusing on their next technological developments to advance their empires further. A number of internet memes have appeared mocking the feud, including one that supports an absurd rumour that Samsung paid their $1bn debt to Apple by sending dozens of trucks to deliver the whole amount in Nickels (5 cent pieces). It seems that Apple and Samsung’s lawyers will be true winners in this case.
Who do you think will win the case this time? Which company’s products do you prefer?
Liam Brennan frequently blogs about the latest mobile phone industry developments. He uses Roaming Expert to find the best roaming deals for travelling abroad.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Saturday, November 9, 2013
When not in use switch it off.
Settings → Wifi / Settings → Cellular/ Settings → Bluetooth. Switch it off.
Settings → Privacy → Location Services. Turn it off.
Settings → Airplane Mode. Turn it off.
Settings → Sounds
Settings → Cellular. Turn off the Enable LTE or 4G button.
Turn off notifications for apps you don't care about.
Settings → Notification.
There is a chance that some apps, updated Facebook for instance, may lead to a battery drain. The best way is to deal with it so far is to tweak and moderate apps usage.
Keeping in mind these suggestions allows you to increase battery lifespan for your iOS 7 iPhone/iPad and make periods of time between battery charging longer.
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Mac Pro 2013: The Aston Martin of computing?
Perhaps the most memorable moment of WWDC 2013 was when Apple’s Phil Schiller unveiled the new Mac Pro 2013. After showing a characteristically polished video, Schiller came out with one of the best lines since the glory days of Steve Jobs.
“Can’t innovate anymore my ass,” he quipped to rapturous applause; and given Apple’s recent product launches have been somewhat lackluster, his words were especially poignant.
The all-new Mac Pro, scheduled for release sometime this autumn, is the very definition of innovative. Of course, there is the radical design – a piano black cylindrical tube, which looks as though it would be better placed in the warp drive of Enterprise than on the desktop of a prosumer.
Then there is the size; this professional grade workstation measures in at just 9.9 inches tall and has a diameter of 6.6 inches. To put this in perspective, that is smaller than an iPad and has less of a footprint than a Mac Mini.
The obvious assumption at this point is that with such a shell, the Mac Pro must be lacking somewhere under the hood. Such assumptions should be dismissed right this very second…
Under the curved hood.
The new Mac Pro is sporting…wait for it...
The next generation Intel Xeon E5 Ivy Bridge CPU – boasting up to 12 cores, dual AMD FirePro GPUs with up to 6GB of VRAM and 1866MHz ECC RAM.
Port wise, there is dual Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, Thunderbolt 2.0 with DisplayPort 1.2 (which Apple says can support for up to three 4K displays), 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 and the flash has taken a big step forward with PCIe-based storage.
This is all masterfully engineered to fit the cylindrical case, which has just the one (turbine-like) fan, cooling absolutely everything.
Some of the above specs are a given. Apple was always going to include wireless capabilities, given the speeds that .ac can achieve.
Shifting to PCIe-based internal storage as standard is an excellent move. SATA3 reaches terminal velocity at 600MBps, so as the next generation of SSDs hit the market, this interface will quickly become the weakest link.
As for the dual (yes dual) GPUs, the chips will come from AMD's FirePro range although it has not been announced exactly which cards are to be included.
What is the catch?
The naysayers, and there are plenty of them, have quite a few criticisms of this all singing, all dancing, micro Optimus Prime of workstations.
By far the biggest complaint is the lack of upgradability and this certainly is a valid concern. For many design professionals, the average life-cycle of a premium workstation tends to be three to five years and in the world of technology, five years might as well be an eternity. If you are going to invest this kind of money, it would be nice to know that in three years’ time, it is not going to be a piece of legacy hardware. Alas, the only thing that seems upgradable is the RAM and even then, there are only four slots so anyone looking at pushing beyond the 16GB range should expect to pay big money for the privilege.
Then there are many Mac specialists that have concerns about cooling, with others suggesting that one fan is simply not enough to cool such industrious hardware. A legitimate concern to be sure; but if Apple is anything, poor designers they are not. They know full well, the type of strain that these workstations will be placed under and we are certain the new Mac Pro will take everything that you have to throw at it.
The truth is that there will always be allies of a product such as this; just as there will always be enemies.
Whichever trench you have planted your flag in, it does not really matter. It is hard to refute that Apple has done a good job at putting a cat amongst the pigeons – in terms of design, engineering and of course, innovation.
Will design professionals take to a black cylinder? Will the lack of expandability prove to be the device’s downfall? Who knows…
At this stage, there is only one certainty; just when we were all worried that Apple had lost the ability to step up to the plate and give us something fresh and original, the new Mac Pro came along and told us all to put a sock in it. Good on you Apple. Good on you.
The official Mac Pro page - http://www.apple.com/uk/mac-pro/
Claire is an Apple Enthusiast with over 10 years’ experience sitting at the helm of a Mac Pro, doing what she does best! A fully certified Mac Professional, Claire is a foremost expert on all things Apple.
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